Edward Courtney's A Commentary on the Satires of Juvenal PDF

By Edward Courtney

ISBN-10: 1939926025

ISBN-13: 9781939926029

Edward Courtney's learn of the Satires of Juvenal is the one full-scale observation at the corpus because the 19th century and keeps its worth for college students and students a new release after its first visual appeal in 1980. This remark contains the findings of classical research as much as that point, together with the paintings of A. E. Housman, new discoveries comparable to these of papyri, and the increasing horizons of classical study. Courtney elucidates the shape of every poem and the development of idea, and provides many feedback for the adjustment of conventional punctuation. as well as simple clarification of the textual content, the remark bargains a close knowing of the literary and ancient context, together with thorough remedy of social customs, realia, improvement of the Latin language, and rhetorical gains. The advent discusses Juvenal's lifestyles, his improvement as a satirist, his view of society and morals, his kind, and his dealing with of metre.

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425), which are rare in poetry. g. 63). 196 in Lucilian style he employs a barbarian word. His satires then are on the whole decidedly less colloquial than those of Horace (and this is only partly because he represents fewer conversations). g. 13. Such grandness often ironically through parody sets off the failings which he is attacking. 29). 346–66, with the irony in 354–5. This is not sermones repentes per humum, but satire written in the grand style, the γένος παθητικόν, which paints in striking colours, plays on the emotions, inflates (and often punctures) its subject-matter.

Tac. Ann. 29. 77–81 is double-edged; on the one hand he seems to imply that the imperial system has depraved the plebs, on the other he criticises republican bribery. The moral view taken by Juvenal of early Roman history is conditioned by the moral code built up for themselves by the Romans. This code was a creation of the aristocracy which with a few intermittent defeats manipulated what we call the Roman republic. This aristocracy was perpetually divided within itself by factional struggle, but it could generally be relied upon to keep up a united front against pressure from the plebs, with the exception of those rogue aristocrats who deserted to the other side and made themselves into populares.

G. 43, and 79–80 (cf. 98). 5–6 the glories of Thebes contrasted with the statue of an ape. 28–9, with the undignified ructo 31. His vocabulary however seems to become rather less rich as his work progresses, to judge by the decrease in the percentage of hapax legomena (Dubrocard Ann. Fac. des Lettres, Nice, 1970, 131). g. 54–8. g. 59 lumbi). 6 are noteworthy, though not yet fully explained. 43; though the Romans in a formal context did find penis offensive (cf. Cic. Ad Fam. 2 and the comments of Fronto p.

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